Diego Minciacchi

Diego Minciacchi, born in Rome in 1955, studied composition and piano in different Conservatories in Italy: L'Aquila, Milano, and Perugia, where he got his degrees. He experienced formative contacts with: Karlheinz Stockhausen, Giuseppe Giuliano, Hans Peter Hailer, Luigi Nono, Emmanuel Nunes, Horatiu Radulescu, and Curtis Roads.

Always interested in the electronic means, he worked in different studios (excerpt: Heinrich-Strobei-Stiflung des Sudwestfunks Experimentalstudio, Freiburg, Germany, 1987, 1989, 1996, 1998, and 2000; Electronic Music Studio of Stockholm, Sweden, 1990; MEDIA Lab, MIT, Massachusetts, USA, 1991 ). He has been invited to present his works in several meetings of contemporary music (excerpt: lnventionen, Berlin, Gernany, 2000; Donaueschinger Musiktage 1997; lnternationales Ferienkurse for Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Germany, 1990-2000; International Society for Contemporary Music Festival: World Music Days, Warsaw, Poland, 1992, Mexico City, Mexico, 1993; Cours d'ete lannis Xenakis- Festival Lucero, Paris, France, 1993-2000; ...antasten... lnternationales Pianoforum, Heilbronn, Germany , 1995-2001 ; Sonopolis-La Fenice, Venice, 1996; Perspektiven, Reihe fUr Neue Musik in Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany, 1996; Tage fUr Neue Musik- Sudwestfunk, Rottenburg, 1996; Summer Meeting - Electroacoustic Music Studio of the Hungarian Radio, Sarvar, Hungary, 1997 and 1999; lnventionen, Berlin, Germany, 2000)

He wrote works (more than 50) for conventional solo instruments, small and large ensembles, analog and digital electronic music, music for conventional instruments and electronic sounds, live electronic music. During his activity he collaborates with Magnus Andersson, Pierre-Yves Artaud, James Avery, Maurizio Barbetti, Alar, Brett, Jeffrey Burns, James Clapperton, Philippe Geiss, Fernando Grillo, Kaya Han, Nicolas lsherwood, Daniel Kientzy, Jean Luc Mas, Federico Mondelci, Adrian Peacoch, Jan Pilch, Andre Richard, Stefano Scodanibbio, Ortwin Stormer, Barrie Webb. His works have been performed since 1977 in Italy and other countries (e.g. Australia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and United States). LP: OPERA DAEDALUS ENSEMBLE, Edipan PRC S2064; SAXOPHONE ORCHESTRA, Edipan PRC S2061. CD: THE AFORESAID, col legno, WWE 20077; 25 Years EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO Freiburg, col legno, WWE 20025.

He founded in Rome, in 1987, the Opera Daedalus for contemporary music. In 1991 he created Studio Clango, a Post-production Studio based on Macintosh computer and Studer EdiTech DYAXIS digital audio production system He founded in Florence, in 1997, the Canto de' Cerchi for contemporary music.

Parallel with musical activity, he studied medicine at Catholic University of Rome, Italy. Medical Degree in 1980, Degree in Neurology in 1984, Ph. D. in Neuroscience in 1989. He has been research Associate, in 1989, 1990, and 1991, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Cambridge MA, USA. Professor of Fondamenti Anatomo-Fisiologici dell'attivita' psichica and of Psicologia Fisiologica in 1992, 1993, and 1994, Department of Anatomy and Physiology, University of Turin, Italy. He actually holds a clinical position at the Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences, University of Florence, Italy. Publications (about 100) 1n the most diffused journals of neuroscience, and in several books; first editor of Thalamic Networks for Relay and Modulation, 1993, Pergamon Press, Oxford; first editor of The Giorgio Macchi Textbook of Neurology, 2001, Piccin, Padova, Italy.